Jeanmarie Evelly

Reporter/Producer @jeanmarieevelly jevelly@dnainfo.com

Jeanmarie Evelly is a Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com New York covering Astoria and Long Island City.

She spent several years reporting for community newspapers in the Bronx, including the nonprofit Bronx News Network and the award-winning Norwood News.

She is a former contributing editor at City Limits magazine, where she covered the criminal justice system, winning a Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for a story she wrote about chronic homelessness among ex-inmates in New York City.

She holds a B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Astoria, Queens.

 

Fun fact: Though she now works with words for a living, Jeanmarie lost her fifth-grade spelling bee after getting the word "lamppost" wrong. To this day, the word still gives her pause.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 20, 2014

Sunnyside Is Named Queens' First 'Bike Friendly' Business District

Transportation Alternatives found Sunnyside Queens is the most friendly place in the borough for bikers.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 20, 2014

Astoria Fashionista Opens Shoe and Jewelry Boutique on Ditmars Boulevard

The Brass Owl will open in September at 36-19 Ditmars Blvd. selling shoes, jewelry and accessories.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 20, 2014

See Stunt Performers and Go Inside a Movie Trailer at Kaufman Astoria Tour

"New York on Location" will take place Sept. 21 at the backlot at Kaufman Astoria Studios.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 19, 2014

VIDEO: Watch the LIC Contortionist Competing on 'America's Got Talent'

Nina Burri will appear in the quarterfinals live Tuesday night at Radio City Music Hall.

Maspeth, Middle Village & Ridgewood »

August 18, 2014

Man Killed in Queens Hit-and-Run, Police Say

Karoll Grzegorczyk was struck while crossing Fresh Pond Road between 60th Drive and Eliot Avenue.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 13, 2014

Athens Square Park Plaza to Reopen in Sept. with Greek-Inspired Designs

The $850,000 project to reconstruct the park's performance and seating areas began last summer.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 13, 2014

Crescent Lounge Closes After Nearly 13 Years in Astoria

Crescent Lounge had its last night Tuesday after the owner recently sold the business.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 12, 2014

P.S. 78 Parents Start Petition Against Earlier School Hours

The school day at P.S. 78 will start 40 minutes earlier this fall, a change that has upset some parents.